Cosmic Psychos

Go the Hack

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On this, Cosmic Psychos' third album -- released in 1989 on the Shagpile label, and a year later on Sub Pop, the band continues forth doing what it does best -- dirty, mean, simple, garagey punk rock & roll. Dr. Knighty's vocals and lyrics evince the rough-hewn stain of manual labor, tempered with a night out at the pub. In other words, this is a working man's rock band -- basic, uncomplicated, tough, but like Motörhead and Rose Tattoo, Cosmic Psychos are not without their sense of humor, especially on tracks like "Out of the Band." Go the Hack was the band's first album to gain any footing in the United States -- even if just in the underground. From this point on, the band never truly changed their formula. Honestly, that probably never mattered to them, either.

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